Free: Wicked Games

A stunning debut novel from writer Tommy Bartholomew. When Heath Valen steps out of Dr Abrahams office the weight of his diagnosis sits as heavy as the cancer in his lungs. Too alienated to tell his estranged wife, Katherine. Too scared to tell their two children, Tyler and Alice. Heath turns instead to a familiar anaesthetic to suppress the rising panic as mortality’s cold shadow looms. It’s while drunk at a bar that he first meets Belias, a mysterious stranger who claims to offer ... [Read More...]

Free: Mafia Madame

1955- Gangster Joe Spagnoli, and his young friend Tony Spilotro, meet Mario DeStefano when they beat up and stab his bodyguard at a local bar. Why? Because he stepped on Tony’s new shoes. That’s when Spagnoli and Spilotro began their apprenticeship with Chicago’s own homegrown sociopath, Mario’s brother, “Mad Sam” DeStefano. After Spagnoli added ‘collector’ to his resume, he became a strong-arm robber, illegal casino operator and counterfeiter. 1984- Spilotro and Spagnoli have r... [Read More...]

Hide and Seek

Playing a mystery game seems the perfect way to celebrate Jamie Kydd’s promotion to Detective Sergeant rank. But the game turns real when a body turns up in the pretend crime scene. Perhaps worse than spoiling the party, the corpse is someone Jamie knows. Even though the police take on the case, Jamie asks his friend, former police detective Michael McLaren, to also investigate—concerned that the victim’s criminal past may dampen the Constabulary’s usual fervor to nab his killer. It see... [Read More...]

Cory’s Dilemma: Missing the Beat

His big music career break… …was because of a lie. Did someone know his secret? Cory struggled for years in Manhattan, but just couldn’t get a hit. It wore on him and he was desperate. Late one night at the studio, he took a chance, and it made all the difference. But was it a risk that could ruin him? Would he be able to live with what he’d done? As his career took off, the money, fame, and success came with a price he never imagined. His marriage was in trouble. And someone was out to... [Read More...]